A transgender high school student from Manteca delivered more than 5,700 petition signatures to Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Wednesday in hopes that the governor will sign a measure awaiting his approval.
Sixteen-year-old Ashton Lee spoke at hearings for Assembly Bill 1266, which would allow transgender students to choose the bathrooms, physical education classes and school activities that align with their gender identification.
Lee also created an online petition to urge the governor to sign it.
The Senate approved AB 1266, by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, in early July. The Assembly passed the measure in May.